David Prutton's Sky Bet EFL predictions

All six Sky Bet Championship matches are live across Sky Sports on Wednesday night...

Who is David Prutton tipping for victory in the Sky Bet EFL in the midweek round of matches? Find out here...

Birmingham vs QPR, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm

After a long spell as caretaker boss, Pep Clotet was finally appointed by Birmingham on a permanent basis last week and he marked the occasion with a thrilling 3-2 win away at Reading. They'd drawn far too many games leading up to that and he'll be hoping it's something for them to build on.

QPR also got that win they were so desperate for against Preston at the weekend, which also gave them their first clean sheet after a leaky first 19 games. The clubs are in similar positions but I think Birmingham will edge this.

Prutton predicts: 2-1 (17/2 with Sky Bet)

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Derby vs Sheffield Wednesday, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Action

One word sums up Derby's campaign to date: Inconsistency. Since October 19, bizarrely, they've lost every other league game without scoring a goal. Losing by the odd goal to Blackburn at the weekend was nothing to be ashamed of but they need to string a sequence of wins together if they have any hopes of making a dart for the play-offs.

I really liked the look of Wednesday against Brentford at Hillsborough and thought they were good value for the win in the end. Steven Fletcher is just four away from his best-ever scoring return and could be the difference for them here.

Prutton predicts: 1-2 (17/2 with Sky Bet)

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Wigan vs West Brom, Wednesday 7.45pm - Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button

I really do worry for Wigan here. The fact they haven't won an away game all season is troubling in itself, but Paul Cook's men aren't having much luck at the DW Stadium either and have lost their last three at home.

The Baggies, however, come to Lancashire in blistering form and will be looking for a seventh straight win, having effortlessly routed Swansea 5-1 at the weekend. This could be a cricket score, if recent wins are anything to go by but I'll go for something more respectable.

Prutton predicts: 0-2 (13/2 with Sky Bet)

Other Championship predictions (All Wednesday 7.45pm kick-off)

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Barnsley vs Reading: 0-2 (12/1)

Brentford vs Cardiff: 3-2 (28/1)

Swansea vs Blackburn: 1-2 (11/1)

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